Character Redesigns R3

Hello everyone, I’m back with another character redesign post.

Starting with my turtle kaiju, who doesn’t have a name yet, I can’t remember when I first created this character. Here is the earliest drawing I have of him.

I made this back in 2012. Before, he was just a turtle monster that was friends with KotO and QotC. I don’t remember how I felt about him here as I was having a hard time getting KotO right.

I drew this one in 2013 and I think this was the last time I drew him(or at least the last drawing I uploaded). I really liked this drawing at the time as I was having fun drawing weird characters.

In order to fit with the other two kaiju, I did a major redesign- making him a lot bigger, changing his body type, and making him more angular. I really like this color scheme I made, so I decided to keep it and make tweaks as necessary. I still kept him as a turtle as you can do a lot of fun and creative designs with them. With Koto being a water kaiju and QotC being a fire/lava kaiju, I thought that earth would fit this guy the best.

Moving on to Rocket,

This was the first drawing I made of him back in 2012. I made this with Colors!3d for the 3ds. Funny enough, I decided to look for my colors page and this was the first link.

This one was made in 2013. As I look at both of these, I cringe at all the anatomical errors but I also remember being happy and impressed by these as I compared them to my older drawings. I also really like the way I colored him in this, might have to try this tout again someday.

This was the last time I drew him- back in 2015 for inktober. I don’t remember why I stopped drawing him, I think I was discouraged because I didn’t think my drawing skills were where I thought it should be. I was in my first year of college at the time, so that was also a big factor. I really wish I hadn’t taken such a long break from drawing, but I’m glad I stuck with it and am still at it!

Nearly 10 years later I have a redesign! Here is my colored sketch. This time, I used gradient maps. Wasn’t too hard, but I’d need to practice and experiment more with it. I kept his design mostly the same, I made his ‘hair’ long to make his silhouette more distinct. I’m not good at drawing fashion, so the clothes will change in the future. There are some minor things I’ll tweak here and there, but I really like where this is at right now.

Thanks for reading!

Misc. Character Designs

Hey everyone, it’s been a pretty rough week for me in terms of drawing. I think I’m starting to feel burnt out. I really didn’t like any of the sketches I made, so I decided to change course and try something new. I did this exercise where you draw random blobs and make characters out of them. It was pretty fun, but … I don’t know. I think not being able to draw what I initially wanted to put a bad taste in my mouth. I also still wasn’t able to move up my post date. Hopefully, I’ll have a better outcome next week!

Flame Bot

Hey everyone, I’m making this post a lot later than I anticipated. To start off, I think I found a better way to get my sketches done! It’s basically free-form drawing where I draw very loosely and without lifting my pencil from the canvas. I found this video after I made my sketch with this method. It really helped me to capture the gesture I wanted without restarting over and over again like my post from 2 weeks ago. I think this will help me get my work done a lot faster. I actually got the line art done yesterday and was going to do the rest today, but I honestly have no idea how time slipped away from me. I still finished on time though.

Lastly, I think I want to move my posts from Saturday to Monday, I heard people typically get more engagements from Monday-Wednesday. This would help me build my audience if it’s true.

I hope to have some more stuff to show next week!

Octus Sketch

I wasn’t very productive with my art this week. I decided to take it a bit easier this week and just sketch out some things. I am glad I did because I had a great time just letting go and enjoying my sketching process. I decided now would be a great time to experiment with different coloring and shading techniques as well as try out new brushes. Anyway, here’s a sketch of my character, Octus.

Pixim and Garvao

Hey everyone. This is coming really late but it’s not because I procrastinated, I just really did not like anything I came up with for this week’s drawing. I wanted to draw something dynamic and with multiple characters. The majority of the time spent on this was rough sketching. According to the statistics in Procreate, I spent almost 15 hours on this. Hours of sketching and staring at the canvas and restarting over and over and over again, but I do like how it came out… sorta. A lot of lessons were learned during this. I’ll do thumbnail sketches and try to let loose for next week. I think that should help, or maybe I can do more human studies or life drawings.

Lastly, I’m still planning my game and I think these two will be the subject or main/playable characters in it. I also have an idea for the genre and gameplay too. I just hope what I’m planning will be relatively easy for a first game project!

Until next time, later!

Year of the Rabbit 2023

Happy New Year!

Here is my first illustration of 2023. I made this in Procreate during my work breaks. I worked on this little by little each day and had a great time with the process. This will hopefully help me overcome my procrastination. I’ve never done any illustrations of the Chinese zodiac or drawn any beastman characters in a while, so I thought it would be cool to try my hand it at. Anyway, that’s all for this week.


2022 Final Illustration

Hey everyone.

I got an iPad pro for Christmas this year and I downloaded procreate! I’m really liking the program and it’s been fun drawing/sketching on it. For my last 2022 illustration, I’ve decided to make something with procreate as you’d probably assume. I was mostly experimenting and learning the program- looking at the different brushes and seeing what’s what. Here is a chibi version of my kaiju character. I’ll make a new post in a few days about my 2022 art summary and what I want to do in the future.

See you then!

Lava Kaiju

I haven’t drawn my lava snake kaiju character in a while, so I decided to draw her. She still doesn’t have a name yet. I drew this with graphite then scanned it in and did everything else digitally. A big problem I face when it comes to drawing is that I get distracted easily. My computer and drawing area are on the same desk so the thought of browsing on Youtube or social media is very tempting. This is something I really need to overcome as I could get a whole lot more done. I’m talking 3-5 illustrations like this.

Anyway, thanks for reading!